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Michael Young
Position: Backstroke
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Sydney, Australia
High School: Mater Maria Catholic
Major: Undecided
Born: 08/28/1992
Michael Young Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/24/2013

LSU’s record holder in the 400 medley relay
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC All-Freshmen Team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Dropped time in both backstroke events and in the 100 butterfly … Qualified for the NCAA Championships and competed on the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 200 freestyle relay … Captured the consolation final of the 100 back with LSU’s fourth best all-time swim of 47.64 at the SEC Championships … Finished 15th in the 200 back (1:45.65) after swimming the program’s fifth best mark of 1:45.64 in prelims of the SEC Championships … Led off LSU’s program record 400 medley relay at SEC’s with a split of 47.82 … Registered his career low in the 100 fly with a mark of 48.57 at SEC’s … Named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week after his pair of victories in the 100 back (49.65) and in the 200 back (1:48.53) in a home win over Alabama … Posted the team’s fastest midseason mark in the 100 back (48.64) and 200 back (1:46.54) and third best 100 butterfly (49.70) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back and the 200 back at the Phil Hansel Invite … Raced to fifth in the 100 fly at the midseason meet … Took second in the 100 back (50.16) and in the 200 back (1:50.18) in a dual with Auburn … Acquired a first place swim in the 100 back (50.96) in a road win over SMU … Snagged a pair of second place finishes in the 100 back (49.78) and the 200 back (1:49.39) in a dual with Texas A&M … Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
A skilled backstroker who made his mark in the conference in his freshman campaign … Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors … Posted the program’s fifth best all-time 100 backstroke (48.16) in a sixth place finish at the SEC Championships … Notched LSU’s sixth fastest 200 back (1:45.99) in a 10th place finish at the conference meet … Also competed in the Tennessee Invitational and in every dual meet … Cranked out a third place swim in the 200 back (1:47.15), a fourth place swim in the 100 back (49.24) and an 11th place swim in the 200 individual medley (1:52.74) at the Tennessee Invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back (50.05) and second in the 200 back (1:50.09) in a victory over Alabama … Took first in the 200 back (1:50.02) and second in the 100 back (50.59) against Florida … Nailed a first place swim in the 200 back (1:50.45) against Florida … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Outstanding prep backstroker who won multiple district and age group championships … Also broke multiple school records in backstroke and freestyle events at Mater Maria Catholic College ... Boasts top times of 55.55 and 1:59.62 in the short-course 100m and 200m back, respectively, while possessing marks of 57.46 and 2:04.82 in the long-course 100m and 200m back … Versatile and well-rounded student-athlete who also starred in rugby, was an Honor Roll student in the classroom and contributed significantly to community service.

PERSONAL
Born April 15, 1992, in Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia … Parents are Greg and Maxine Young … Has three brothers -- Matt, Chris and Ben … Currently undecided on major.

MICHAEL’S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.64, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.64, 2013 SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 48.57, 2013 SEC Championships

MICHAEL’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.64, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.64, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 48.57, SEC Championships

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